Poemdog

Dogs 2018

TOURIST
(3/5/18)

I see
your pictures

your posts

smiling
in front
of signs

photo bombing
familiar
landmarks

playing
international hopscotch
to the delight
of your
followers

but you and I
both know
that until we
live somewhere

long term

that we really
know little
about the location

the people

you are but
a periodic
interloper

a temporary
trespasser

realize
that a certain
level of boredom
must be attained
of a place
before
resident status
can be claimed

then the
true
exploration
can begin

treasures
mined
by the daily
grind

quite unlike
your usual
self rediscoveries

you've
been there

you don't
know there

but there
you are

again